|Titre :||Parents with high levels of communicative and critical health literacy are less likely to vaccinate their children (2017)|
|Auteurs :||Anat Amit Aharon, Auteur ; Haim Nehama, Auteur ; Shmuel Rishpon, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol. 100 n° 4, Avril 2017)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 768-775|
|Mots-clés:||Littératie en santé|
To investigate the relationship between parents’ health literacy and decision-making regarding child vaccinations.
A cross-sectional survey was conducted among 731 parents of children aged 3–4 years. Functional, communicative, and critical health literacy (HL), knowledge, beliefs, reliability of the vaccine’s information resources, and vaccine's attitudes were measured. Attitudes included three types: pro-vaccine attitudes, anti-vaccine attitudes, and attitudes regarding mandatory vaccination. Path analysis was conducted to explore direct and indirect associations of compliance with childhood vaccinations and HL.
Communicative HL has a significant negative direct association with compliance with vaccinations (ß = − 0.06, p Conclusions
The results indicate that parents with high functional, communicative, and critical HL are more at risk of not vaccinating their children. The results are contrary to expectations in which people with high HL adopt more positive health behaviors.
Public health professionals may need more sophisticated communication methods to transfer messages regarding vaccines to parents in order to prevent decline in vaccine coverage rates, taking into account levels of trust and health literacy.
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